IAVOM-2 Vases

Poppies, sweet peasMy Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus) and Lettuce-leaf Poppies (Papaver somniferum) have been blooming their heads off this past week and it’s heavenly to bring a vase into the house where delightfully, it perfumes an entire room.

My second arrangement features my first of the season pink Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), white Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana alata), Catmint (Nepeta racemosa) and more Sweet Peas.flower arrangement

The garden at the height of summer is a wonderful thing! Β I’m linking to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s In A Vase on Monday meme. Click the link to see what other gardeners are arranging this week.

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71 Responses to IAVOM-2 Vases

  1. John says:

    Wow, the photos are beautiful! 😍

  2. Karen Lang says:

    Sweet Eliza πŸŒΈπŸ’•πŸŒΈπŸ’•

  3. Anne says:

    Both of these arrangements are lovely to see – especially as we have very few bright spots of colour in our winter garden at the moment!

  4. Annika Perry says:

    Wow! Beautiful arrangements and sweet peas are one of my favourite flowers. I brought some into the house and my husband and son had huge sneezing fits (hay fever) and out they went, alas! So happy you can have these stunning displays in your home.

  5. jenanita01 says:

    That first one looks just like a watercolour painting… really pretty..

  6. Alice says:

    The lovely frosted vase is so perfect with the colors of the Poppies & Sweet Peas. The other gathered flowers look kind of ‘wild’ to me! Bunny doesn’t want to eat the Nepeta, or do you put the vase & flowers outside? The darker Sweet Pea is such a pretty color.

  7. dawnbirdau says:

    Just beautiful Eliza.

  8. Such delicate beauty! Once again, you have knocked it out of the park.

  9. Jewels says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I adore those sweet peas! ❀

  10. Simply gorgeous. You do have a great flower garden! (Suzanne)

  11. You are having a lot of fun! The colors of flowers are always so deep and true. When I stare at them my mind just seems to go down a path that leads to such simple and powerful truths. Wonderful photos!

  12. Beautiful! The poppy and sweet pea are outstanding!

  13. Catwoods says:

    These are such beautiful flower arrangements and pictures, Eliza!

  14. Love the variety and colors!

  15. You had my full attention with the first arrangement since you used two of my favorite flowers, and yours are gorgeous. I love poppies, and my grandmother always had an entire fence row of sweet peas so they always make me smile with good memories. πŸ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Isn’t it amazing how those memories feel as fresh as the day they happened? For me, it’s my grandfather’s Sweet William. ❀
      Thanks for your visit, Judy.

  16. Christina says:

    Wonderful for high summer to be a positive in the garden. Love your vases, I don’t remember seeing either of them before.

  17. Kris P says:

    What a wonderful combination the poppies and sweet peas make! Sweet peas already seem a distant memory to me and seeing yours makes me wish they hung on into summer. I love the coneflowers too.

  18. So nice to enjoy a bit of your garden too. Really lovely!

  19. Very beautiful summer colors Eliza!

  20. Lovely vases Eliza. I’ve never tried growing sweet peas and am envious of anyone who can or does. I didn’t think they’d like our very hot summers, but NE is probably the perfect amount of coolness for them. They are lovely and wish I could smell them.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cindy. Early on, my success was hindered by not planting them early enough. Perhaps if you tried planting in late fall, they would come up when the temps were right? Or as soon as the ground has thawed an inch or two in late winter? They have hybridized more heat tolerant ones, so I’d say give it a try – they are so worth it!

  21. Love your vases! Makes me wish I could come up to garden with you for the summer. Imagining the fragrance. And the poppies, delectable.

  22. bittster says:

    Beautiful! I especially like the colors in your second vase, but it’s the fragrances that I would most like to experience!

  23. Cathy says:

    The colours of the first vase are perfectly co-ordinated and especially lovely. I have not heard P called ‘Lettuce-leaf Poppies’ before – is that a US thing? Pretty pastel colours in your second vase too, so thanks for sharing both

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy. I think, as technically opium poppies are deemed illegal to grow in the US, the name ‘Lettuce-leaf’ is likely a term everyone finds more acceptable. A few plants in a garden aren’t a big deal, but if I grew 50 acres, I might have agents at my door!

  24. Joanna says:

    Your flowers are so pretty and must smell heavenly too with those sweet peas and nicotiana! πŸ™‚ My garden smells better than it look right now…I need to get to work tidying up today!

  25. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Glorious summer blooms:)

  26. naturebackin says:

    Lovely soft colours and arrangements and so redolent of summertime. I particularly like the gentle back lighting in the first photo.

  27. Love the lettuce-leaf poppies!πŸ™‚

  28. tonytomeo says:

    Ah, you still have sweet peas! Perennial pea seems to be going for a long time this year. I pretend they are sweet pea.

  29. susurrus says:

    These evocative arrangements are making me imagine different scents. The poppy is one of my favourite colours too.

  30. Adele Brand says:

    Stunning! I can almost smell the perfume πŸ™‚
    Interestingly, I’ve seen wild sweet pea here this year – not noticed it before, although it probably was there.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Adele. I’ve seen sweet peas self-sow in milder climates, but here it is too cold overwinter for seeds to stay viable. I expect your climate is mild enough for them to easily overwinter. A sweet surprise!

  31. Dymoon says:

    I always enjoy seeing your colourful arrangements each season..

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